Artist Feature: John Tedrick
For GODS we want nothing but the best.
This is why we gathered a team of artists from diverse professional backgrounds (Magic: the gathering, Ubisoft, TOR Books, Legendary, Riot Games, etc.) to help build the visual identity of the Wildlands and its inhabitants.
Those artists, working under the direction of Bastien Lecouffe Deharme and Julien Blondel, are here to bring their own style to the table, in the strong tradition of the Dark Fantasy genre.
Today, let us tell you a bit more about John Tedrick!
John is an illustrator and concept artist, and an aspiring storyteller. He enjoys creating fantasy imagery both light and dark, and he’s particularly fond of his many monsters. John’s love for creatures of all sorts comes from his earliest days, marveling at movie monsters, dragons and dinosaurs. Since then, he has been eager to demonstrate what inspires him with his work, and his work on GODS is one such demonstration.
Bastien's words on John's work - "John was one of my students. For a long time, he was like the white wolf: other professors were talking about him, students were talking about him ... and yet, I had never seen him before. And one day, I saw his name on the list of students in my digital painting class. I saw his artwork, and I understood why he was already well known at the school. I knew he would soon be well known far beyond the limits of the classroom walls.
John does great with everything he touches, whatever medium he uses. But what was truly fascinating was the amount of paper he would use in a day, drawing all the time and obsessing over all the monsters and creatures he needed to get out of his brain! Some day, he graduated and I knew for sure I would hear about him sooner or later.
When we started to think about the ideal person that we would trust for the design of GODS creatures, with a very strong graphite style, some art that would look as if coming from the journal of an explorer, we did not have to search too far away. I just had to message John!"
And here is some of John's work outside of GODS:
If you want to see more of it, visit his gallery here: